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COSAR and Kelowna RCMP rescue couple lost at James Lake

The rescue occurred Saturday, July 11

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue and Kelowna RCMP helped rescue a couple from Langley that had driven out to Langley to explore the James Lake area on Saturday, July 11.

According to COSAR, the two people exited their vehicle in Langley and decided to take a short walk down a trail. Upon their return to their vehicle, they took a wrong path and got lost. Realizing they made a mistake, they called 911 for help.

The RCMP then contacted COSAR which responded with 15 team members, ATV’s and a UTV. The RCMP helicopter was also dispatched.

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In an effort to find the couple’s location, the two made phone calls to COSAR which was able to track their location within 16 meters and communicated that to the RCMP helicopter.

The helicopter located the couple, picked them up and flew them to the Search and Rescue staging area where they were dropped off. COSAR then took the couple back to their truck and escorted them back to Hwy 33 in which they returned to where they were staying.

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Daniel Taylor
Reporter, Kelowna Capital News
Email me at daniel.taylor@kelownacapnews.com
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